Secret Happiness

From the midst of the deepest sadness
the reminiscence of a secret happiness

Crossing oceans vast
Navigating the flowing
and swollen rivers
Following the Siren’s song
through a past
of smoke and mirrors
and broken relics
Your spells
your scent
they bid me hither
to the Bridge of Sighs
where my lover lies
The joy of arrival
The pain of your leaving
A question of survival
Always clinging
to hopes stirring
of our next awakening
with destiny ascending

The bliss eclipsed
upon your lips
of ecstasy glimpsed
like kissing the eternal
through the spout
of a raging tornado
In the cool breeze
of a towering inferno
I’m drowning
in the vanilla
of your essence
The depths transcendent
A hint of celestial mint
from some distant
and exotic planet
Your after glow
in the undertow
heaven sent
with a lava flow
The smooth groove
that deepest vent
from way down below
A pyroclastic event
to blast the snow
from off my peak
melted, steamed, and spent
Steady and slow
The monsoonal rains
quenching the thirsting
A seed of love
to gently sew

With your guardian angel prayers
and your Arabian night whispers
. . . let love grow
in the dignity of pure intimacy
A gift of pleasure to bestow
You were but a dream
passing by in the sky
while I slept upon a rocky shore
With those eyes of emerald green
and the smouldering of a golden smile
my molten happiness came shining
through an open door glowing

All style
and merciful grace
Always the promise
of so much more
Your verdant pastures
my treasure beyond measure
you will always be
my hot sauce of pleasure
Sweetest Bella
yours is the face
that launched my starship
heavy with desire
into outer space
Girl … could we ever
get any higher?

The sky
all lit up
before the burn up
upon re-entry
to a bountiful
heavenly body
To delve the calm
in the eye
of your perfect storm
To be unraveled
upon a road less traveled
To touch the Sun
to feel the flame
to be undone
Hand in hand
the becoming
reuniting as one

in life’s adventure
the parts seem to be
greater than the sum
With you my Bella
I forget
all the stormy weather
To risk the harm
arm in arm
To every heart given
found only by some
I’ll always remember
whatever is to come
Soulmates summoned
by the Spirit true
That love
of the bold
to have and to hold
in the resplendent
shape of you

Words & Images:
~ David B. Redpath Β© 2018-19


“Transcend Gender”
~ by David B. Redpath Β© 2018

78 thoughts on “Secret Happiness”

  1. Hello David, refreshingly different… with passion does the fountain of your love flow….. “Awake O North Wind; and come, thou South; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits”. Song of Solomon 4:16 KJV.
    Thank you for visiting my site.
    Ad Crucem Christi

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    1. … My lovely wife and I have been on a blessed high, through life’s ups & downs, for quite a while. So I’m looking forward to the next stage ! The passion of youth distilled with the wisdom of age.
      Thank you Kenzie for your comments ~ David

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      1. My fellow and I have known each other since age 5, traveled from kindergarten through high school together, but didn’t unite until 12 years ago, after he divorced, and my husband died. We both wish we had hooked up in school, because we are so good together. Aging, befallen with illnesses, we can only dream what life would have been like for us, “if only”.

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      2. It was an arranged marriage, Kavitha.
        The Almighty did the arranging, so who
        was I to argue? I’ve been blessed with
        seven children, and I’m thankful, almost
        everyday 😎


      1. Thankyou for classifying me as a good friend. I hope I am. I keep finding new thoughts within your poetry. And so often you are expressing so much of what I would like to express. But you keep your balance. You are a prophet and a visionary. Smile

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  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again!!! I LOVE Y’alls Love!!! Wow and I can’t stop smiling. Magnificent and that picture and painting are wonderful! May Y’all blast through all of eternity flying high. I think that’s already a given!!! Cheers and Rock on! ❀️❀️❀️

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      1. Linda does launch my ship
        … a thousand fold,
        to love and to hold.
        I may be painfully shy
        but she makes me
        euphoric, heroic, and bold.
        And yes, sweet Yassy
        my Ray-Bans, so classy πŸ•ΆοΈ
        keep my eyes balls πŸ‘€
        from gettin’ cold❄️πŸ₯Ά

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    1. Thank you very much for that.
      A most appropriate song. Roxy Music have been a favourite of mine since taking me to Avalon. I saw them in concert once . . .
      It was pure class, like a love drug thing 😎


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